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What is sanitation and hygiene?
Sanitation is the effective use of tools and actions that keep our environment healthy. These include latrines or toilets to manage waste, food preparation, washing stations, effective drainage and other such mechanisms. Hygiene is a set of personal practices that contribute to good health.
What is the role of hygiene and sanitation?
sanitation contributes to social and economic development of the society. Improved sanitation also helps the environment. Clean drinking water and good sanitation would not prevent infections without practicing good hygiene. A simple habit of washing hands goes a long way towards preventing diseases.
What are types of sanitation?
The sanitation process involves disposing of waste properly, so it does not threaten the environment or public health. There are four types of sanitation methods: filtration, landfills, recycling and ecological. Practicing proper hand washing and surface cleaning techniques are all part of best sanitation practices.